S: My Portfolio
BC: Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 12 February 2009. http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/. Simpson, Carol. "The School Librarian's Role in the Electronic Age." LibraryInstruction.com. 12 February 2009. http://www.libraryinstruction.com/school-librarians.html.
FC: I love my library! | and you should too!
1: Doug Johnson | Treat collaboration, not as a goal, but as a means of achieving one.
3: At Blue Valley West High School, we believe in an integrated library program where teachers and teacher-librarians collaborate to embed 21st century information literacy skills into the content areas.
4: 459 classes utilized the library first semester of 2008-2009.
5: School librarians collaborate with others to provide instruction, learning, strategies, and practice in using the essential learning skills needed in the 21st century.
6: As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation and development of new understandings.
7: Appreciation of Literature
8: Foster literature appreciation and guidance in the selection of reading, listening and viewing materials for pleasure and to meet personal information needs to increase reading skills.
9: During JAG, the library services an average of 150 students.
10: Today's students need to develop information skills that will enable them to use technology as an important tool for learning, both now and in the future.
11: Students created podcasts for Communication Arts classes.
13: In this increasingly global world of information, students must be taught to seek diverse perspectives, gather and use information ethically, and use social tools responsibly and safely.
14: Today, libraries are more than a warehouse of information.
17: School libraries provide equitable physical and intellectual access to the resources and tools required for learning in a warm, stimulating and safe environment.
19: Library Media Specialists are leaders in their school, community, and professional organizations. Blue Valley West High School Library was recognized in August of 2003 by School Library Journal.
21: Blue Valley West Library awarded Blue Valley Educational Foundation Grant 2007 and 2008